Apply Now | Two-Day Artist as Entrepreneur Program for Visual Artists in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
Free professional development program to take place at the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
Applications are now open for The New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) two-day Artist as Entrepreneur Program for Visual Artists, presented in partnership with Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum (AUM) and provided to selected participants free of charge through the support of the Stephen & Palmina Pace Foundation.
The Artist as Entrepreneur Program offers the fundamental principles of sustainability—and ultimately profitability—in the arts. This includes topics such as strategic planning, finance, and marketing. Additional material is drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook, The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018), now in its second edition. Participants have access to flexible and dynamic entrepreneurial tools such as the “Artist’s Action Plan” and Business Model Canvas (BMC) that provide a blueprint for your practice or specific projects. The structure is a blend of formal lectures and breakout groups, designed to build community among the participants and encourage ongoing dialogue, collaborations, and support.
The program has been customized to fit the needs of artists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is open to visual artists of all career stages, including students. Participants will be selected through a panel review process; please view the required application materials.
Program Dates and Location:
Program Title: Artist as Entrepreneur
Program Dates: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 19, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Alper Initiative for Washington Art on the first floor of the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
Attendance is mandatory on both dates. Please check your calendar before applying.
How to Apply:
- Open to visual artists (painting, photography, sculpture and installation, ceramics, folk and traditional art, craft, printmaking, drawing and book arts, performance art, film/video, and new media)
- Open to artists living and working in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, including students
For the application, you are asked to provide:
- Your career goals and why you are interested in applying to this program (required)
- A narrative bio highlighting your professional career (required)
- A link to your website or online social media presence (required)
Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified on or before Friday, May 3, 2019
Questions? Email [email protected].
The Artist as Entrepreneur is made possible through the support of the Stephen & Palmina Pace Foundation.
Image: Artist As Entrepreneur, Alper Initiative for Washington Art at American University Museum, February 2018, Photo Credit: Allison Hebert